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Staff

All new members of staff are subject to a strict vetting and recruitment procedure to ensure suitability to work with children. All members of our staff are CRB checked in accordance with Ofsted requirements. The Playgroup is led by the following team:

Brenda Knill
Manager/SENCO/Safeguarding Officer

I have been working as Playleader/Manager within the group for 26 years (2013). I have completed the P.P.A. foundation course and the post foundation course. I have also attended other relevant courses including Safeguarding /child protection and Paediatric First Aid. In 2001 I attended a 10 week course in British sign language within the early years. I have recently attended training based around Speech Language and Communication in 2 year olds.
Carole Guppy
Deputy Manager/SENCO/Safeguarding Officer

I have been working within the group for 17 years (2013). I obtained my B.T.E.C Diploma in childhood studies in June 1998. I have also attended other relevant courses, to include, Child Protection and Food and Hygiene and Paediatric First Aid. I am also the special educational needs co-ordinator . In 2001 I completed a 10 week course in British Sign Language within the early years. Recently I attended training in Speech Language and Communication in 2 year olds.
Beth James
Assistant Playleader

I joined the playgroup in September 2007 and have been an assistant since 2008. I have completed my level 3 B.T.E.C diploma in early years and have attended other relevant courses to include Paediatric first aid.

Gaby Moxey
Assistant Play Leader

Having served my Apprenticeship within the group, after a brief spell away I rejoined the group in January 2014. I have a recent certificate in Paediatric First Aid and have been on various training days including Safeguarding Awareness.


Carys Wilmott
Assistant Play Leader

I joined the playgroup in September 2012 and in July 2014 I completed my level 3 apprenticeship in early years. From September 2014 I am working in the group on a Full time basis covering for Beth’s Maternity leave..